Lewisburg-Jimmy Lyle Howell, 59, left this earth on Thursday. Mar. 20, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness.
Jimmy was born Nov. 5, 1954, in Leigh County, PA, to the late Lyle Richard Howell and Betty Jane Hartzell Howell.
Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He quickly returned to work after “retirement” and was employed by Ream Properties for the last nine years. Jimmy was also known as “Pops, Papa and please, come fix this for me” to many who knew him. He cherished his life with his family and frends. Jimmy enjoyed spending time outdoors, no matter the occasion. He looked forward to warmer weather activities, such as mowing his lawn (really), his much loved motorcycle trips and, of course, just sitting at the beach with his toes in the sand. Jimmy also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Monday night bowling league at Greenbrier Bowling and Recreation Center in Lewisburg.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Denise Howell of Lewisburg; two loving sons, Jason Howell and wife Heather of Lewisburg and Christopher Howell and wife Natalie of Ironton, OH; four loving grandchildren, Caleb Howell, Mason Howell, Aiden Howell and Mylee Howell; five “special grandchildren,” Trey Skaggs, Cody Skaggs, Taneisha Skaggs, Tia Skaggs and Jaida Skaggs; three loving brothers, Terry Howell and wife Denise of Daytona Beach, FL, Lyle Howell and wife Patricia of North Hampton, PA and Scott Howell and wife Marie of Tampa, FL; two loving sisters, Carol Eberts of Euston, PA and the late Herbert Eberts and Katie Erskine and husband Ray of Fort Spring; and several others, including nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Per Jimmy’s request, his body was donated to the Cleveland Clinic.
Jimmy loved helping people in life. He felt this gift was his way of continuing to help in death.
A celebration of life service will he held at the Greenbrier County Public Library in Lewisburg on Saturday, Apr. 12, from 5-7 p.m.
Information submitted by Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.